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BACKGROUND Various studies have demonstrated that nursing is stressful and that the incidence of occupational stress-related burnout in the profession is high. AIM This descriptive-correlational study examined nurses' satisfaction with their psychosocial work environment, their moral sensitivity and differences in outcomes of clinical nursing supervision(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of a redesigned follow-up care programme on prevention and treatment of postpartum depression. BACKGROUND Postpartum depression may have negative consequences on child development, maternal health and the relationship between parents. Early identification and treatment might prevent longer-term depression. DESIGN A(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of nurses' clinical practice in terms of what guide their clinical engagement and clinical constructions. Schön (1983) and Argyris, Putnana, and Smith (1985) have demonstrated that practitioners "see" situations differently depending on how they frame the situation. In nursing, there is a lack of knowledge(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study examining the effect of supportive counselling by public health nurses on postpartum depression. BACKGROUND Depression is a common condition following childbirth and may have negative consequences for the child's development, the woman's health and the relationship between the parents. Psychological intervention is a(More)
AIM The article contributes to the theoretical discussion of the epistemological grounds of triangulation in nursing research. BACKGROUND In nursing research, the combination of qualitative and quantitative methods is being used increasingly. The attempt to relate different kinds of data through triangulation of different methods is a challenging task as(More)
Dependency as disadvantage - patients' experiences This is an empirical qualitative study of the dependent community patient. The investigation raises the question of what it is like to be a highly dependent patient and how they relate to the situation. A non-probability, volunteer sample was selected from home nursing patients in a large town in Norway.(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to assess: (1) the relations between nursing organization models in hospital wards and nurses' perception of the quality of patient care and dimensions of the practice environment, and (2) if these relations were modified by variations in local conditions at the ward level. BACKGROUND Previous literature is(More)
AIMS The purpose of this investigation is to describe Scottish health visitors (HVs) experience of changes in their work and compare these with their Norwegian counterparts. BACKGROUND The renewed emphasis on community health care, health promotion and illness prevention is a strong reason to focus on health visiting work. Knowledge about changes in(More)
This descriptive qualitative study explores the use of a procedure for postpartum depression (PPD) screening by public health nurses in a Norwegian municipality, and is based on in-depth interviews. The 11 nurses regarded the screening procedure as valuable and felt that the training they had received in its use made them more confident about supporting(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the nature of nurses' clinical practice in terms of what frames their clinical engagement, and to examine how clinical constructions were made. The study is based on a descriptive design using a clinical field approach in acute care settings in Korea, the USA and Norway. A theoretical sample consisted of between four(More)